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Hans Fouche & South Africa’s I Makers Lab Collaborate, Put Cheetah 3D Printer to the Test for Industrial Designs

 There are numerous large-scale 3D printers within the industry currently gaining traction, but I dare you to find one that’s offered up a more interesting resume already than that of the Cheetah 3D printer by Hans Fouche. While his passion today is obviously 3D printing and the construction of the hardware on a massive scale, a sense of gifted art and design—even sometimes a bit zany, a bit surreal—has seeped in from the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 29th August 2016

Hans Fouche & South Africa’s I Makers Lab Collaborate, Put Cheetah 3D Printer to the Test for Industrial Designs

 There are numerous large-scale 3D printers within the industry currently gaining traction, but I dare you to find one that’s offered up a more interesting resume already than that of the Cheetah 3D printer by Hans Fouche. While his passion today is obviously 3D printing and the construction of the hardware on a massive scale, a sense of gifted art and design—even sometimes a bit zany, a bit surreal—has seeped in from the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 29th August 2016

Plastics – boring for some, but a thriving business for this East African company

 People generally don’t give much thought to the plastic bottle from which they drink their Coke, or the hangers they store their clothes on.   However, East African company Silafrica, established in 1967, has built a successful business from plastics, and is seeing plenty of scope for future growth.   Akshay Shah, managing director for Silafrica, says that while in the past consumers didn’t really care which brand.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 27th August 2016

Forests for All Forever: Driving Consumer Demand for Sustainability Through Meaningful Marketing

 At SB’16 Cape Town in May, Tetra Pak, South African Airways (SAA) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) came together to share their views on the importance of building market demand from environmentally conscious consumers to move sustainable commodities further into the mainstream.   According to FSC consumer research encompassing over 9,000 respondents in 11 markets, consumers show a growing concern for environmental.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 26th August 2016

Mondi First-Half Profit Rises as Consumer Packaging Volumes Gain

 Mondi Ltd., a South African manufacturer of packaging for products from coffee beans to industrial chemicals, said first-half profit rose 11 percent as volumes in its consumer business increased. Earnings per share excluding one-time items rose to 75 euro cents a share from 67.8 euro cents a year earlier, the Johannesburg-based company said in a statement on Thursday. Sales declined 4.2 percent to 3.3 billion euros ($3.7.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 26th August 2016

Kenyan Incubator Sote Hub invests in 3D printing start-up Re-Decor

 For the past couple of years, Kenya’s Sote Hub has been cultivating a creative atmosphere of innovation amongst the younger community in the rural county of Taita Taveta. Specifically targeting high school students and recent graduates who’ve yet to enter the white collar workforce, Sote Hub is working to encourage younger generations to take more creative, entrepreneurial routes in their careers. According to a recent profile.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 25th August 2016

Tanzania: Firm Injects U.S. $2 Million in Packaging Industry

Mwanza — MWANZA - BASED Falcon Packaging Ltd has injected two million US dollars in the packaging industry in a strategic drive geared to complement government-backed initiatives aimed at improving the performance of business and industrial sectors.   The investment is for production of well-designed packaging materials for domestic and industrial uses. "We have decided to come up with high quality packaging materials which can.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 24th August 2016

Packaging Shortage Faced by Ethiopia's Agro-Processing Sector

The fast growing agro-processing industry in Ethiopia is facing a major packaging shortage, a government official said last week.   "Even though agro-processing has been growing rapidly in the past few years, the packaging industry is lagging behind," said Mebratu Meles, State Minister of Industry, while speaking to delegates from German companies that specialise in foodstuff packaging.   The government has been promoting.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 14th March 2016

DPI Plastics donates pipe and fittings for Plastics SA marine conservation project

DPI Plastics has stepped up to the plate in helping to preserve South Africa’s marine heritage by sponsoring a major sustainability initiative promoted by Plastics SA.   The international plastics industry made a commitment during the 5th Marine Debris Conference in 2011 to focus on the issue of plastic waste within the marine environment.   “The issue of marine debris forms a major part of our portfolio, and includes.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th January 2016

Innovative Equipment Finance Demand Gathers Momentum

Things have changed in business recently and continue to do so at a rapid rate. Our business environment is not just South Africa or even Africa anymore; it’s the world. Through globalisation, our markets are easily accessible and vice versa.   Countries like China and India and many more emerging economies are selling products in South Africa at extremely competitive prices, making it extremely difficult for South African.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th January 2016

Konica Minolta South Africa Announces Local Availability Of New JT Suite 6

Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, has announced the local availability of the new JT Suite 6, a more flexible, modular version of the successful JT software suite. As a powerful but easy to use solution for in-house print facilities and smaller commercial printers, the JT Suite 6 provides essential functionality, minimising costs and maximising return on investment.   When it comes to print production,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th January 2016

Alpla buys operations in Egypt and Italy

Plastics packaging giant Alpla Holding GmbH has continued its worldwide expansion with acquisitions in Egypt and Italy. The Austria-based group will take over the Egyptian production site of Greek company Argo SA at the end of 2015. The facility is located around 30 kilometers northeast of central Cairo, in the industrial area of El Obour. Argo has operated the Egyptian plant since 2011. The plant produces blow molded containers and has.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 15th December 2015



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  • Astro films, a quality conscious film manufacturer offer the best quality product in packaging film spectrum.
  •  Static Control Components is the world
  • Injection molding machines
  • Proven, high quality, reliable and cost effective solution for a wide variety of coding & marking applications.
  • Shree Ambica Industries is one of the most dynamic, technology driven company, which offers tailor made packaging solutions
  •  At Maple Leaf Plastic, we specialize in offering great savings to our customers by creating customized solutions to suit their individual needs.
  • We are leading manufacturer of wide range of products which includes stationery and aluminium products. We also offer services like printing and packaging.
  • Rawasy Al Khaleej Plastic Ind. is an integrated packaging company manufacturing rigid & flexible packaging products.
  • HP Indigo digital press, a division of HP, Hewlett Packard, is the world’s leading provider of high end, high quality, color digital printing solutions.
  • IGT Testing Systems specializes on Development, manufacturing and marketing of printability testing equipment and tack testing instruments for the worldwide paper industry, printing industry, graphical arts, plastic-, paint, ink and   coating industr
  •  Ipex is dedicated to managing the brands of world leading printing & related machinery manufacturers ensuring that we supply machinery from manufacturers of technologically advanced equipment, tailor-made for the Printing, Packaging and   Converting
  • Machines
  • LOHIA CORP LIMITED formerly known as Lohia Starlinger Limited started in the year 1981 to address the flexible packaging needs of various sectors of industry in India
  • Plastic products
  • Manufacturer exporter of Paper Converted Stationery Products for the School & Office Segment.
  •  PANASIA TECH is a Hong Kong based company with various Original Equipment Manufacturing partners in Mainland China and India.
  • The   Stratex    company   was  founded  in  2002  in  response  to  the  urgent  needs of  Western humanitarian aid organizations in  Central  Asia.
  • NMC is an internationally leading company active in the development, production and marketing of synthetic foams.
  • Vuega Packaging Industries is a leading supplier of industrial & consumer packaging solutions in UAE.
  • Manufacturing and sales of flexible plastic packaging, multilayer packaging, B.O.P.P Metalized film for food grade packages etc.
  • Nile Trade Fairs focuses in International trade fairs & conferences to be ideal platforms for foreign and local companies doing business in the Middle East
  • Preparing the PE raw materials in the shape of powder.
  • Unipak Nile Ltd. manufactures corrugated containers, carton packaging, high-graphics shelf-ready packaging, and promotional point-of-purchase displays and counter stands.
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